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        The genera of Recent Mollusca; arranged according to their organization. [Atlas]

      - London, John van Voorst, [1853]-1858. "8vo" size (24.5 x 14.9 cm). Half title, title page; 138 plates of which most are hand-coloured, with explanatory text leaves. Contemporary half calf with gilt title on the spines.= Rare hand-coloured edition of this standard work on molluscs which is the source of many new, valid names and of type-designations. Uncoloured copies are rather common, but the last coloured copy on sale is probably the one listed in Junk's "Conchology. Old and rare books list 52" (published ca. 1986). As noted in that catalogue, the fine colouring is confined mainly to the living animals. There are an unusual high number of living specimens figured. Many living animals were drawn by Arthur Adams while on board the "Samarang" as the ship's surgeon and zoologist. Under the command of Edward Belcher, H.M.S. Samarang explored the eastern seas from 1843 to1846. A few neatly handwritten taxonomical annotations on the explanatory leaves, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Nissen ZBI, 25. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flora Cestrica. An Herborizing Companion for the Young Botanists of Chester County, State of Pennsylvania ... Third Edition.

      

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        THE WORKS IN PROSE AND VERSE

      London: William Pickering, 1853. n. This is a handsomely printed and bound set of the works of 17th century religious poet George Herbert (1593-1633). After serving for a period as a university functionary, Herbert experienced a call to the clergy and thereafter devoted himself to the religious life. In 1630, he received from Charles I the rectory at Bemerton (pictured here in the frontispiece to the second volume), and served there as a dedicated cleric for the remainder of his life. As an outgrowth of his rector's experience, Herbert wrote "The Priest to the Temple," a practical, wise, and often witty manual for the country parson (which occupies half of our first volume). Through this, and especially through his incandescent religious poetry, Herbert became, posthumously, one of the most influential religious figures of the 17th century. Published in 1633, his "The Temple" (occupying the main part of Volume II here) contains some 160 poems, nearly all the verse he wrote, and this work assured his place in the pantheon of early English poets, devotional or otherwise.. 229 x 152 mm. (9 x 6"). Two volumes. Extremely pleasing contemporary Cambridge-style calf, handsomely gilt, covers with mitered-corner gilt frame formed by plain and decorative rules bounding an inch-wide inlay of lighter tan calf, fleuron cornerpieces extending obliquely from the frame, raised bands, spines densely gilt in compartments with large central fleuron enclosed in a lozenge of small tools and scrolling cornerpieces, each spine with two red morocco labels, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With engraved frontispieces, one a portrait of Herbert, the other a view of Bemerton. Keynes, p. 60 (citing the 1846 printing). Spines faintly sunned (the gilt with a slight loss of brightness), extremities with a bit of rubbing (one spine top with very shallow loss part of the way across), mild marginal foxing to plates, other trivial imperfections, but still quite a pretty set in excellent condition, the text clean and smooth with generous margins, and the decorative bindings completely sound and with nothing approaching a fatal defect. This is a handsomely printed and bound set of the works of 17th century religious poet George Herbert (1593-1633). After serving for a period as a university functionary, Herbert experienced a call to the clergy and thereafter devoted himself to the religious life. In 1630, he received from Charles I the rectory at Bemerton (pictured here in the frontispiece to the second volume), and served there as a dedicated cleric for the remainder of his life. As an outgrowth of his rector's experience, Herbert wrote "The Priest to the Temple," a practical, wise, and often witty manual for the country parson (which occupies half of our first volume). Through this, and especially through his incandescent religious poetry, Herbert became, posthumously, one of the most influential religious figures of the 17th century. Published in 1633, his "The Temple" (occupying the main part of Volume II here) contains some 160 poems, nearly all the verse he wrote, and this work assured his place in the pantheon of early English poets, devotional or otherwise.

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        The Little Pilgrim [caption title], Vol. 1, Nos 1-3; Vol. 1 - Vol. 3 - Nos 1-12

      Philadelphia: Grace Greenwood and L.K. Lippincott, 1853-1856, 1853. An unbroken run of the first four years of this monthly literary periodical for children, edited by Sarah Jane Lippincott and published by her and her husband, Leander K. Lippincott. Binding a little worn; some foxing; very good copy.. Large 4to, 39 issues bound in contemporary black quarter calf, marbled paper boards, gilt rules and lettering. Illustrations by George T. Devereux and F.O.C. Darley, among others. At the foot of the spine is the gilt-stamped name "Bessie Brown," and on the front blank is the inscription "Eliza B. Jeanes to her niece Bessie Brown." The Little Pilgrim was first published in 1853, with three monthly issues in the fourth quarter of that year. In January 1854, the Lippincotts confusingly began the serial again with volume 1, number 1, thus leaving an odd three-issue volume 1 from 1853, but the 1854 issues were clearly a continuation of the three earlier ones. The Little Pilgrim was an impressive eight-page quarto newspaper, and while it was written mostly by Sarah Jane Lippincott under her well-known pseudonym "Grace Greenwood," she attracted original contributions from Whittier, Longfellow, James T. Fields, Lydia Sigourney, Bayard Taylor and Lucy Larcom, among others. The three issues from 1853 were not illustrated, but beginning in January, 1854, each issue was adorned with a masthead by F.O.C. Darley and woodcuts by George Devereux and others. The Little Pilgrim avoided a religious tone, as stated by the publishers in each issue: "It is not our intention to discuss profound religious doctrine or political problems with our young readers." The Little Pilgrim ceased publication in 1868; the first three volumes for 1854-1856 are very scarce, and they are rarely accompanied by the three earlier issues present here.

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        Australia.

      1853 - London: Robert Holmes Laurie, 1853. Original colour. 400 x 520mm. Trimmed to printed border and laid on larger atlas sheet with page number, as originally issued. A detailed map of Australia marking the British colonies in New South Wales and Western Australia. It was originally published in 1841 and was engraved by Findlay's father Alexander. This map usually appears dissected and laid on linen.

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        A NARRATIVE OF TRAVELS ON THE AMAZON AND RIO NEGRO WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE NATIVE TRIBES AND OBSERVATIONS ON THE CLIMATE, GEOLOGY, NATURAL HISTORY OF THE AMAZON VALLEY

      Reeve & Co 1853 - 8vo (23cm) viii, 541pp (1) imprint (2) publisher's integral adverts, 20pp publisher's catalogue, dated 1866. map, index, colour frontis, folding letterpress table of vocabularies. 8 plates numbered in Roman. Binder's ticket to rear paste-down. Collated, complete. Original publisher's cloth - unrestored. A late, unrecorded, secondary binding, which differs significantly from the primary binding. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. Original cloth is unrestored. A few minor areas of wear to rear joint and tail of rear joint. Slight sunning to rear board. 19th Century library labels (Bath) to front and rear pastedowns of original endpapers which are, remarkably, still largely intact. Binding secure. The ink accession mark to the head of the paste-down is the only library ink. The frontispiece along with all the other plates and some leaves of the text have a blind-stamp of the Bath Municipal Lending library. Browning to title-page. Some minor foxing and marks throughout, but text generally good. Some browning and wear to the extremities of a few sections. Minor staining to rear endpaper, with evidence of a label having been removed from the free endpaper. Copies of the 1st edition of this classic work on the Amazon, of which there were only 750 copies printed, are scarce. Of those 250 copies were remaindered and issued with a new title page in 1870. Any copies in original publisher's cloth are rare and this secondary binding is, as far as I am aware, unrecorded. The adverts, being dated 1866, suggest that this work was slow to gain in popularity, unlike Wallace's more famous account of the Malaly Archipelago. More images available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VILLETTE

      1853. By Currer Bell. In Three Volumes. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1853. 16 pp Vol I ads dated March 1854. Original blind-stamped olive-brown cloth. First Edition of Charlotte Brontë's last novel written (THE PROFESSOR was published later, posthumously, but had been her first novel written -- rejected by the publisher who accepted her sisters' WUTHERING HEIGHTS and AGNES GREY; she quickly came up with a replacement, JANE EYRE). In fact she used in VILLETTE some material from the rejected THE PROFESSOR, since she of course had no reason to believe that THE PROFESSOR would ever be published.~The city "Villette" in the tale is Brussels, where Charlotte had worked as a teacher, harboring a secret passion for the professor/director of the school -- just like VILLETTE's protagonist Lucy Deane. VILLETTE is often considered to be Charlotte Brontë's best novel, apart from JANE EYRE (in fact, both George Eliot and Virginia Woolf prized the novel above even JANE EYRE). The novel is a bleak one in many ways, despite the setting in a foreign city -- as loneliness is a major theme throughout. The year after VILLETTE was published, Charlotte married her father's curate; a year later, pregnant, she caught a chill on the moors and died of consumption, like her sisters before her.~This set has the ad catalogue dated March 1854; there was only one printing, but those copies were then bound up over the course of almost two years, with ad catalogues dated January 1853, February 1853, March 1854 (as here) or December 1854. Condition is very good-plus: there is some cracking of the delicate original pale-yellow endpapers, though all three volumes remain tight, and there is some wear along the rear joint of Vol I -- a common issue, since the flat-backed spines are a bit wider than the text blocks. But the volumes are complete and quite attractive on the shelf, with scarcely any of the usual problems with spine ends. In all, this is highly collectible condition for volumes still, 160+ years later, in their original state; all Brontë first editions in original cloth are becoming increasingly uncommon. Smith pp 134-142; Sadleir 349; Wolff 828 (these ads). Provenance: each front pastedown bears the "Præsto et persto" heraldic bookplate of John Carter Esq.

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        Recherches sur la transmission de l'électricité au travers des gaz à des températures élevées

      Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1853, in-8, de 48 pages et 1 planches, exemplaire broché, sous couverture d'attente, exemplaire non coupé, Tiré à part, avec pagination nouvelle, des Annales de Chimie et de Physique.

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        An Epitome of the Civil and Literary Chronology of Rome and Constantinople, from the death of Augustus to the death of Heraclius. Edited by Rev. C.J. Fynes Clinton.

      Oxford:: University Press, 1853.. 8vo. vi, 524, [2] pp. Index. Original full dark green morocco, stamped “Fortem Posce Animum” [“Pray for a strong will” – Juvenal], and on the lower cover: Honi soit qui Mal y Pense” = “Evil to him who evil thinks”; joints rubbed. Student's prize, for George Rodney Scott (d. March 3, 1929)*, at Winchester College, July, 8, 1866. [* later a Fellow of Merton College]; bookplate of Bernardine Murphy. Very good. With a fore-edge painting by the “Dover” artist, “Ponte Rotti, Rome.” With the title hand-written by the artist. Painted ca.1920-30s. Fore-edge painting of “Rotti Bridge, Rome.” The “Ponte Rotto” was drawn by J.D. Harding and engraved by Edward Francis Finden, ca.1834, and the fore-edge artist has used this view to apply to the edge of Clinton's Chronology of Rome. The provenance suggests that Scott was the owner through 1929 and on his death it may have found its way to Marks & Co., perhaps by scouting or by auction. From that date it is consistent with other pieces also painted by the ‘Dover' painter, though this tends to support the point that the earliest date this book could have received a fore-edge painting would have been in 1929. ¶ PROVENANCE: Bookplate of Bernadine Murphy Donahue (1904-1968), a prominent California Catholic philanthropist who married Daniel Donahue in 1954 and established the Daniel Murphy Foundation in 1957 in memory of her father, to promote Roman Catholic causes. “So helpful to the Church was the foundation that Pope John XXIII conferred on Bernardine the title of ‘Papal Countess,' the only title given to an American during his pontificate. Several years later, Pope Paul VI conferred on Daniel the title, ‘Gentleman of His Holiness,' the highest award bestowed on a layman in the Church, and the first such Award ever given to an American. The Countess died unexpectedly in 1968” (Burks). Burks, Lisa. “Bernadine Murphy Donahue.” Find A Grave Memorial #16920718, 2006. ¶ George Rodney Scott authored, Brief Summary of a Course of Lectures on Greek History, 1877.

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        A Second Series Of The Monuments Of Nineveh; Including Bas-Reliefs From The Palace Of Sennacherib And Bronzes From The Ruins Of Nimroud.

      

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        Traité de thérapeutique des maladies articulaires [et] Nouvelles méthodes de traitement des maladies articulaires

      Paris, Jean-Baptiste Baillière et fils, 1853 [et] 1860, , 2 ouvrages en un volume in-8 de (4), XVIII, 684 pages, puis XLIV et 312 pages, demi-basane violine de l'époque, Une première et une seconde édition, parue posthume. Amédée Bonnet, un des précurseurs de la chirurgie orthopédique et osseuse et un des fondateurs de l'école chirurgicale de Lyon qui eut pour élève Ollier, publie en 1845 un important "Traité des maladies des articulations" illustré d'un atlas de 16 planches. En 1853, il fait paraitre son "Traité de thérapeutique" qui n'est pas une seconde édition de l'édition de 1845, mais, précise-t-il en introduction, "une oeuvre nouvelle exclusivement consacrée aux questions thérapeutiques". En effet, Bonnet aborde toutes les techniques de son époque permettant de guérir des pathologies liées aux articulations. En 1859, juste après sa mort, mais alors qu'il avait achevé leurs préparatifs éditoriales, paraissent les "Nouvelles méthodes de traitement des maladies articulaires", qui seront republiées, un an après, introduites par une longue préface et une notice biographique de J. Guarin. Les deux ouvrages sont assez richement illustrés. Bon exemplaire.

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        An Epitome of the Civil and Literary Chronology of Rome and Constantinople, from the death of Augustus to the death of Heraclius. Edited by Rev. C.J. Fynes Clinton.

      Oxford: University Press, 1853. Oxford:: University Press, 1853.. 8vo. vi, 524, [2] pp. Index. Original full dark green morocco, stamped �Fortem Posce Animum� [�Pray for a strong will� � Juvenal], and on the lower cover: Honi soit qui Mal y Pense� = �Evil to him who evil thinks�; joints rubbed. Student�s prize, for George Rodney Scott (d. March 3, 1929)*, at Winchester College, July, 8, 1866. [* later a Fellow of Merton College]; bookplate of Bernardine Murphy. Very good. With a fore-edge painting by the �Dover� artist, �Ponte Rotti, Rome.� With the title hand-written by the artist. Painted ca.1920-30s. Fore-edge painting of �Rotti Bridge, Rome.� The �Ponte Rotto� was drawn by J.D. Harding and engraved by Edward Francis Finden, ca.1834, and the fore-edge artist has used this view to apply to the edge of Clinton�s Chronology of Rome. The provenance suggests that Scott was the owner through 1929 and on his death it may have found its way to Marks & Co., perhaps by scouting or by auction. From that date it is consistent with other pieces also painted by the �Dover� painter, though this tends to support the point that the earliest date this book could have received a fore-edge painting would have been in 1929. � PROVENANCE: Bookplate of Bernadine Murphy Donahue (1904-1968), a prominent California Catholic philanthropist who married Daniel Donahue in 1954 and established the Daniel Murphy Foundation in 1957 in memory of her father, to promote Roman Catholic causes. �So helpful to the Church was the foundation that Pope John XXIII conferred on Bernardine the title of �Papal Countess,� the only title given to an American during his pontificate. Several years later, Pope Paul VI conferred on Daniel the title, �Gentleman of His Holiness,� the highest award bestowed on a layman in the Church, and the first such Award ever given to an American. The Countess died unexpectedly in 1968� (Burks). Burks, Lisa. �Bernadine Murphy Donahue.� Find A Grave Memorial #16920718, 2006. � George Rodney Scott authored, Brief Summary of a Course of Lectures on Greek History, 1877.

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        Natural-Historia för Hemmet Och Skolan. Beskrifningar och Afbildningar af föremål utur Alla Naturens Riken. [Natural History for Home and School.]

      Stockholm: P. A. Huldberg, 1853. First edition. Hardcover. Marbled paper on boards. . Very Good. Scarce juvenile natural history color plate book, with only copies known at National Library of Sweden and Princeton. Oblong, 22 by 35.5 cm. 34 hand-colored plates, followed by title page, 101 pages of text.The plates are loosely in the style of the Schreiber/Schubert "Naturgeschichte" published in Esslingen, but here they are hand-colored, as was done in earlier German juvenile zoological and botanical plate books, and some of the images have a more baroque sensibility to them, such as the plates depicting swans and storks or that depicting a peacock. We would also note that some of the animals shown are illustrated as they would have been in the eighteenth century, with details not necessarily fully true to life. Among the more exciting plates, in our view, are one showing ostriches as they are hunted down by native huntsmen on horseback, or a whale blowing out a jet of water as whalers with harpoons surround it, their ship in the distant background, or the plate depicting the multi-level salt mine. We would also single out as curious the first plate, an ethnographic depiction of Europeans, Mongolians, Africans, Native Americans and Aborigines. The hand-coloring in this volume is not always the most precise, but to our eye, it is generally as or more pleasing than chromolithography which was used later, and the superiority of the hand-coloring tells most in some of the individual specimen illustrations, as with fish, birds, and insects.Moderate wear. Age toning of the leaves.

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        \"Bad Kellberg, gegen Nord\". Gesamtansicht mit dem ehemaligen Badehaus.

       Gouache nach \"der Natur gezeichnet am 12t. Septbr: 1853, von Aug. Fl. Auer\", 15 x 25,5 cm. Die hübsche Ansicht alt auf braunes Trägerpapier mit Titelei und getuschten Linien montiert. In der alten Originalrahmung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Aquarell/Zeichnung, BAYERN, Niederbayern

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        A Second Series Of The Monuments Of Nineveh; Including Bas-Reliefs From The Palace Of Sennacherib And Bronzes From The Ruins Of Nimroud.

      1853 - London, John Murray, 1853. Oblong large folio (378 x 594 mm). Recent half crimson morocco gilt, endpapers renewed, top edge gilt; 71 plates, of which 7 are chromolithographed, 61 tinted and 3 plain; the margins lightly age-toned, otherwise a bright, clean set of plates; provenance: V&A duplicate. First Edition. Layard's second excavation campaign, financed by the British Museum, resulted in this luxurious publication. The diggings proved that ancient Niniveh was located at the Kuyunjik Mound outside Mosul. Layard's second expedition 'yielded . important trophies and discoveries, including the cuneiform library of Sennacherib's grandson Ashurbanipal, on which most modern knowledge of Assyrian culture is founded' (ODNB). Atabey 688; not in Blackmer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph manuscript, poem in German and French, signed twice ("Heinrich Heine", "Henri Heiné").

      Paris, 19. III. 1853. - Folio. 1 p. Ink and pencil on wove paper. Three edges gilt. Heine's short, self-ironic poem "Das Glück ist eine leichte Dirne", probably written between 1848 and 1851 and published in 1851 in his late collection "Romanzero": an unknown version, departing from the published text, penned as a dedication for Marie Buloz, who had visited the ailing poet on 19 March 1853 with her husband François, editor of the "Revue des Deux Mondes". Beside the German text (in ink) Heine has pencilled a French translation. A remarkable document from Heine's final years in what he called his "mattress tomb", during which writing, especially with pen and ink, cost him the greatest of efforts and he almost entirely limited himself to the use of the pencil. The album leaf was considered lost and was known to scholarship only through an incomplete manuscript copy of the French translation only (by an unidentified scribe) in the Spoelberch de Loevenjoul collection, Musée de Chantilly, on which all critical editions base their text. - Occasional slight smudging to pencil; a small trace of red ink near the German text. Heine, Werke, Säkularausgabe, vol. 3, commentary, ed. by R. Francke (Berlin 2008), p. 244f. ("lost"). Heine, Historisch-kritische Gesamtausgabe der Werke, Düsseldorfer Ausgabe, vol. 3/2 (Hamburg 1992), p. 734f. ("lost"). French text first printed: Heine, Briefwechsel. Reichvermehrte Gesamtausgabe, ed. by Friedrich Hirth, vol. 3 (Berlin 1920), p. 334f., no. 990 (French text only, based on a ms. copy); reprinted: Heine, Briefe. Erste Gesamtausgabe nach den Handschriften, ed. by Friedrich Hirth, vol. 3 (Mainz 1952), p. 459f., no. 1189 (in French and German parallel text, German text supplied from the published version). Poem first published in: Heine, Romanzero (Hamburg: Hoffmann & Campe, 1851), p. 118. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Military Life In Algeria. A near-fine set of the first edition in English.

      Hurst And Blackett, London 1853 - two volumes octavo. there are a couple of tiny tears to the centre of the headcaps - an outstanding set in the original purple embossed cloth - that has, inevitably, browned evenly on the spines; original yellow endpapers. (2), 303, 16pp. (publisher's advertisements); (2), 307, 16pp. (publisher's advertisements. The first edition does not call for a map. Stamp of Ruthin Castle on both front paste-downs and Volume 1 bears the small paper label of J. Andrews, Bookseller & librarian, 167, New Bond Street, London. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Frédéric Sauvage (1785-1857); Ganzfigur stehend nach links, umgeben von Gegenständen, die Bezug auf seinen Beruf als Mechaniker haben.

      - Lithographie 1853, auf aufgewalztem China. Darstellungsgröße 34,5:22,5 cm, Blattgröße 53:41,3 cm. Literatur: Armelhaut-Bocher, „L‘ Oeuvre de Garvani", Paris, 1873, Nr. 78, IV (von 4). Das Blatt wird hier bereits als Rare bezeichnet. Frédéric Sauvage ist Erfinder der Schiffsschraube für Dampfschiffe.

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        Vingt annees aux Philippines.: Souvenirs de Jala-Jala.

      Paris Comptoir des Imprimeurs Unis 1853 - A very good copy bound in contemporary quarter calf. Spine lightly rubbed. Light foxing. One page margin neatly repaired. First edition, pp.[iv], 339, [1], 1 plate, folding map.

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        An Epitome of the Civil and Literary Chronology of Rome and Constantinople, from the death of Augustus to the death of Heraclius. Edited by Rev. C.J. Fynes Clinton.

      University Press, 1853., Oxford: - 8vo. vi, 524, [2] pp. Index. Original full dark green morocco, stamped �Fortem Posce Animum� [�Pray for a strong will� � Juvenal], and on the lower cover: Honi soit qui Mal y Pense� = �Evil to him who evil thinks�; joints rubbed. Student�s prize, for George Rodney Scott (d. March 3, 1929)*, at Winchester College, July, 8, 1866. [* later a Fellow of Merton College]; bookplate of Bernardine Murphy. Very good. With a fore-edge painting by the �Dover� artist, �Ponte Rotti, Rome.� With the title hand-written by the artist. Painted ca.1920-30s. Fore-edge painting of �Rotti Bridge, Rome.� The �Ponte Rotto� was drawn by J.D. Harding and engraved by Edward Francis Finden, ca.1834, and the fore-edge artist has used this view to apply to the edge of Clinton�s Chronology of Rome. The provenance suggests that Scott was the owner through 1929 and on his death it may have found its way to Marks & Co., perhaps by scouting or by auction. From that date it is consistent with other pieces also painted by the �Dover� painter, though this tends to support the point that the earliest date this book could have received a fore-edge painting would have been in 1929. � PROVENANCE: Bookplate of Bernadine Murphy Donahue (1904-1968), a prominent California Catholic philanthropist who married Daniel Donahue in 1954 and established the Daniel Murphy Foundation in 1957 in memory of her father, to promote Roman Catholic causes. �So helpful to the Church was the foundation that Pope John XXIII conferred on Bernardine the title of �Papal Countess,� the only title given to an American during his pontificate. Several years later, Pope Paul VI conferred on Daniel the title, �Gentleman of His Holiness,� the highest award bestowed on a layman in the Church, and the first such Award ever given to an American. The Countess died unexpectedly in 1968� (Burks). Burks, Lisa. �Bernadine Murphy Donahue.� Find A Grave Memorial #16920718, 2006. � George Rodney Scott authored, Brief Summary of a Course of Lectures on Greek History, 1877.

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        PUTNAM'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE of American Literature, Science and Art. Vols. 1-5, Jan. 1853 - July, 1855

      The first five volumes. Octavo, bound in old black half leather and cloth, spines with raised bands, lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers. Leather dressing has been applied./// Vol. I, Jan.-Jun., 1853. 704 pp. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, many text illustrations. Includes an article on New York, "New York Daguerrotyped" which has a double-page bird's eye view of Manhattan looking south from Union Square plus 11 illustrations of buildings. Spine creased; original sides replaced (matching lack leather and blue cloth, quarter bound). Inner hinges repaired with rice paper; damp stains to upper and lower portions of many leaves; foxing early and late, but text clean and unworn, tight In the binding. The February issue contains on pp 155-64 "Our Young Authors-Melville", a discussion by Fitz-James O'Brien of Herman Melville's work to date. The March issue contains an article "Are we a Good-Looking People?", stating "Our poets and authors, Cooper and Irving and Longfellow, Melville and Lovell [sic], are handsome and superior-looking men." Includes poems by Longfellow ("The Warden of the Cinque Ports", "Galgano"), James Russell Lowell ("The Fountain of Youth"). And an article by James Fenimore Cooper "Old Ironsides" (about the USS Constitution, currently the oldest commissioned ship in the world still afloat). Also, "AN EXCURSION TO CANADA", in four installments, Jan.-March) by Henry David Thoreau (expanded book publication in 1866 as A Yankee in Canada). And "The Living Corpse" by William North, a macabre story; a piece on Uncle Tom's Cabin "Uncle Tomitudes", "The Polar Seas and Sir John Franklin", "Thackeray in America", "Visit to Popocatepetl", "Japan", "Cuba", and "Reminiscences of Honolulu", Henry James, Sr's article declaring the inferiority of women "Woman and the Woman's Movement", "Modern Spiritualism" by Horace Greeley, among many others./// Vol. II, July-Dec., 1853. 690 pp. 11 illustrations of New York educational institutions, 19 illustrations of New York church architecture, 9 illustrations of life in Hawaii, and 20 illustrations from the Great Exhibition in London. Inner hinges cracked, a little tender, partial splits to front joint neatly repaired, foxing early and late but only sparingly in text, light damp stain to upper inner corners of many leaves, VG otherwise, text clean, tight and unworn otherwise. Articles on Acadia, Puritan Witchcraft, Owls, Hawaii, Keeping School in Texas, hand corrections in John Payne Collier's Second Folio of 1632 (the "Perkins Folio", forgery), the Pacific Railroad, Russian Despotism, Salt Lake, and much more. The November and December issues contain the first appearance in print of "BARTLEBY, THE SCRIVENER: A STORY OF WALL-STREET", perhaps Herman Melville's most famous short story. /// Vol. III, Jan.-June, 1854. 684 pp. Illustrations of public and private buildings and places of amusement in New York. One inch tear to head of spine and much of front joint neatly repaired. Inner hinges cracked and tender. Foxing early and late, only sparingly in text. Text otherwise clean and unworn, tight in the binding. Articles on the Amazon, "To the People South of the Mason and Dixon's Line", Parisian Gambling Houses, Modern Greek Customs, Nebraska, Literary piracy, and much more. The March, April, and May issues contain a novella, "The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles" by "Savador R. Tarmoor", a pseu-donym of Herman Melville. The Encantadas are the Galápagos. It was published in book form in The Piazza Tales (1856)./// Vol. IV, July-Dec., 1854. 672 pp. 5 steel engraved portraits. Spine has neat repair to head and to front joint; inner hinges tender; foxing early and late and sporadically in text; damp stain and rippling to lower portion of text throughout; text oth-erwise VG, clean, unworn, tight in the binding. Articles on African Proverbs, American wines, the Crimean War, Ethiopia (three illustrations). Franz Liszt, Jewish cemetery at Newport, West Point, American despotisms, a cockfight in Mexico, and much more. Contains the first 18 chapters of Herman Melville's novel of the American Revolution and the years after, "Israel Potter; or, Fifty Years of Exile: a Fourth of July Story". Also contains in the August issue Melville's comic story "The Lightning-Rod Man", said to be the most read of his stories during his lifetime./// Vol. V, Jan.-June, 1855. 668 pp. 4 steel engraved portraits. Neat repair to front joint, partial crack to front inner hinge; foxing early and late and sparingly in text; text is otherwise, clean, tight and unworn. //// Note: 6.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required. Articles on Australia, Barns, Hawaii, Negro Minstrelsy, Cairo, the Know-Nothings, Slavery in the Ottoman Empire, Mormons, and much more. The first five volumes. Octavo, bound in old black half leather and cloth, spines with raised bands, lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers. Leather dressing has been applied. Vol. I, Jan.-Jun., 1853. 704 pp. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, many text illustrations. Includes an article on New York, "New York Daguerrotyped" which has a double-page bird's eye view of Manhattan looking south from Union Square plus 11 illustrations of buildings. Spine creased; original sides replaced (matching lack leather and blue cloth, quarter bound). Inner hinges repaired with rice paper; damp stains to upper and lower portions of many leaves; foxing early and late, but text clean and unworn, tight In the binding. The February issue contains on pp 155-64 "Our Young Authors-Melville", a discussion by Fitz-James O'Brien of Herman Melville's work to date. The March issue contains an article "Are we a Good-Looking People?", stating "Our poets and authors, Cooper and Irving and Longfellow, Melville and Lovell [sic], are handsome and superior-looking men." Includes poems by Longfellow ("The Warden of the Cinque Ports", "Galgano"), James Russell Lowell ("The Fountain of Youth"). And an article by James Fenimore Cooper "Old Ironsides" (about the USS Constitution, currently the oldest commissioned ship in the world still afloat). Also, "AN EXCURSION TO CANADA", in four installments, Jan.-March) by Henry David Thoreau (expanded book publication in 1866 as A Yankee in Canada). And "The Living Corpse" by William North, a macabre story; a piece on Uncle Tom's Cabin "Uncle Tomitudes", "The Polar Seas and Sir John Franklin", "Thackeray in America", "Visit to Popocatepetl", "Japan", "Cuba", and "Reminiscences of Honolulu", Henry James, Sr's article declaring the inferiority of women "Woman and the Woman's Movement", "Modern Spiritualism" by Horace Greeley, among many others. Vol. II, July-Dec., 1853. 690 pp. 11 illustrations of New York educational institutions, 19 illustrations of New York church architecture, 9 illustrations of life in Hawaii, and 20 illustrations from the Great Exhibition in London. Inner hinges cracked, a little tender, partial splits to front joint neatly repaired, foxing early and late but only sparingly in text, light damp stain to upper inner corners of many leaves, VG otherwise, text clean, tight and unworn otherwise. Articles on Acadia, Puritan Witchcraft, Owls, Hawaii, Keeping School in Texas, hand corrections in John Payne Collier's Second Folio of 1632 (the "Perkins Folio", forgery), the Pacific Railroad, Russian Despotism, Salt Lake, and much more. The November and December issues contain the first appearance in print of "BARTLEBY, THE SCRIVENER: A STORY OF WALL-STREET", perhaps Herman Melville's most famous short story. Vol. III, Jan.-June, 1854. 684 pp. Illustrations of public and private buildings and places of amusement in New York. One inch tear to head of spine and much of front joint neatly repaired. Inner hinges cracked and tender. Foxing early and late, only sparingly in text. Text otherwise clean and unworn, tight in the binding. Articles on the Amazon, "To the People South of the Mason and Dixon's Line", Parisian Gambling Houses, Modern Greek Customs, Nebraska, Literary piracy, and much more. The March, April, and May issues contain a novella, "The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles" by "Savador R. Tarmoor", a pseu-donym of Herman Melville. The Encantadas are the Galápagos. It was published in book form in The Piazza Tales (1856). Vol. IV, July-Dec., 1854. 672 pp. 5 steel engraved portraits. Spine has neat repair to head and to front joint; inner hinges tender; foxing early and late and sporadically in text; damp stain and rippling to lower portion of text throughout; text oth-erwise VG, clean, unworn, tight in the binding. Articles on African Proverbs, American wines, the Crimean War, Ethiopia (three illustrations). Franz Liszt, Jewish cemetery at Newport, West Point, American despotisms, a cockfight in Mexico, and much more. Contains the first 18 chapters of Herman Melville's novel of the American Revolution and the years after, "Israel Potter; or, Fifty Years of Exile: a Fourth of July Story". Also contains in the August issue Melville's comic story "The Lightning-Rod Man", said to be the most read of his stories during his lifetime. Vol. V, Jan.-June, 1855. 668 pp. 4 steel engraved portraits. Neat repair to front joint, partial crack to front inner hinge; foxing early and late and sparingly in text; text is otherwise, clean, tight and unworn. Articles on Australia, Barns, Hawaii, Negro Minstrelsy, Cairo, the Know-Nothings, Slavery in the Ottoman Empire, Mormons, and much more. The June issue contains (pp 632-640) the first portion of Henry David Thoreau's "Cape Cod". The Jan.-March issues contain the conclusion (chapters 19-24) of Herman Melville's Novel "Israel Potter". The June issue contains (pp 632-640) the first portion of Henry David Thoreau's "Cape Cod". The Jan.-March issues contain the conclusion (chapters 19-24) of Herman Melville's Novel "Israel Potter". Binding: Hardcover .

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        The Pantropheon; or, History of food, and its preparation, from the earliest ages of the world. Embellished with 42 steel plates, illustrating the greatest gastronomic marvels of antiquity. FIRST EDITION.

      Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. 1853 Half title, front., title printed in black & gold, plates printed on stiff card, 6pp ads for the works of A. Soyer. Orig. royal blue wavy-grained cloth, pictorially blocked & lettered in gilt; sl. rubbing to gilt on front board, sl. wear to hinges. Armorial bookplate of Frederick Perkins. A nice bright copy.This is an unacknowledged translation of an unpublished work by the French writer Alphonse Duhart-Fauvet. Soyer was given the manuscript to translate, and passed off the work as his own, but it is nevertheless an important contribution to the history of gastronomy.

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        The heroines of Shakspeare: comprising the principal female characters in the Plays of the Great Poet. Engraved under the direction of D. L. Glover from drawings by eminent artists

      Phillips, Sampson & Company, 1853. 4to (cm. 25,5), VI pp., 35 cc.nn. con 36 tavv. finemente incise su acciaio f.t. (di cui una protetta da velina in antiporta). Bella legatura coeva in marocchino rosso con nervi, ricchi fregi e titolo in oro al ds. Cornici ai piatti e dentelles interne. Tagli dorati. Lievi fioriture, ma esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Ad ogni tavola che ritrae una figura femminile si alterna una pagina di testo che contiene estratti dai testi di Shakespeare. Raro.

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        Voyage pittoresque en Russie, suivi d’un voyage en Sibérie par M. R. Bourdier. Illustrations de MM. Rouargue, Outwaith et Kernot

      - frontispice, [2] feuillets, Paris, Belin-Leprieur et Morizot, s.d. (1853), in-8, frontispice, [2] feuillets, 540 pages, 20 planches, demi-chagrin vert de l'époque, dos à faux nerfs orné, tranches dorées, Édition originale de cette célèbre relation de voyage, de Saint-Petersbourg au Caucase en passant par la Finlande, Moscou et Nijni-Novgorod, suivi d'un périple de Saint-Petersbourg au Kamtchatka, illustrée en tout de 21 gravures sur acier. Les 8 scènes de genre sont rehaussées en couleurs pour les costumes de personnages. Bon exemplaire en reliure d'époque. Légers frottements aux charnières, quelques rousseurs pâles. Vicaire VII-24. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GUIDE HISTORIQUE, DESCRIPTIF ET ARTISTIQUE DE TURIN, de ses environs et des villes les plus remarquables du Piémont.

      Maggi, 1853. (Codice LO/4725) In 16º VIII-330 pp. Rara prima edizione. Illustrato con 7 finissime vedute fuori testo con incisioni su acciaio, di cui quella all'antiporta disegnata da Carlo Bossoli. Cfr. Peyrot n. 552 per una ampia descrizione delle tavole. Inoltre completo con la pianta di Torino allegata in tasca di copertina. Legatura originale in tutta tela rossa, titoli oro al piatto e al dorso. Ottima conservazione. Euro 1500.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        The Paradise Lost of Milton.

      London: Printed for Henry Washbourne & Co., 1853 - Small quarto (273 x 177 mm). Contemporary brown half hard-grain morocco, richly gilt spine, purple cloth sides, all edges gilt, yellow coated endpapers. Binding a little rubbed, sides patchily faded, occasional foxing to margins of plates, otherwise a very good copy, clean and with rich impressions of the plates. 24 mezzotint plates by John Martin, with tissue guards intact. First published in a large quarto edition in 1825-27 and in the present format in 1827; this edition is uncommon: Copac records only 2 copies (Cambridge, Oxford), and OCLC adds a further 14. "The apocalyptic romanticism of [Martin's] conceptions had many sources: the monumental buildings of London, the engravings of Piranesi, the many recently published volumes of eastern views, even incandescent gas, coalpit accidents, and Brunel's new Thames Tunnel. The resulting illustrations may be heterogeneous, but they are also unforgettable" (Gordon Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, pp. 44-45). William Feaver, in ODNB, notes that "mezzotint is a medium peculiarly suited to Manichaean fantasies: the black void of the prepared plate, blackness scraped away to create forms and highlights. Paradise Lost. was ideal material for Martin, who echoed Milton's solemnity while opening out his cadences in the imagery of groves and chases bathed in silvery light and an underworld where fires tongue the darkness and bridges span nothingness and Satan's armies infest the gloom. In mezzotint Martin's vision thrived". Ray 69A (the edition of 1827).

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Karlsruhe, 19. XII. 1853. - 4to. 4 pp. To an unidentified recipient, thanking for some "interesting ornithological notes" and for a collection of hummingbirds, and apologizing for his late reply: he had been busy at Tübingen, and his wife had given birth.

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        Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science (2 Volume Set)

      London, (1853 and 1854): Samuel Highley. Octavo. . Volume I: 316pp. and Vol. II: 302pp.. Index. Illustrated in color and in black and white with full page and textual illustrations. Sir Edwin Lankester was known for his remarkable researches in comparative anatomy and his work on the role of the microscope in advancing science. Vol. II has the important articles by F.H. Wenham on the microscope and the use of color [with plates at the end of the volume] These first years were published in small print runs and are uncommon. By the time the New Series was issued in 1861, it was noted in the British Medical Journal, the microscope now had taken its place along side the test-tube and the stethoscope. OCLC notes there are copies of the first two volumes are found in Edinburgh University Library and the Hartley Library at the University of Southhampton. Bound in 3/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards, handsomely rebacked in cloth with red and black leather labels gilt, endpapers renewed, wear to corners.. A very good set.

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        The Little Pilgrim [caption title], Vol. 1, Nos 1-3; Vol. 1 - Vol. 3 - Nos 1-12

      Philadelphia: Grace Greenwood and L.K. Lippincott, 1853-1856, 1853. An unbroken run of the first four years of this monthly literary periodical for children, edited by Sarah Jane Lippincott and published by her and her husband, Leander K. Lippincott. Binding a little worn; some foxing; very good copy.. Large 4to, 39 issues bound in contemporary black quarter calf, marbled paper boards, gilt rules and lettering. Illustrations by George T. Devereux and F.O.C. Darley, among others. At the foot of the spine is the gilt-stamped name "Bessie Brown," and on the front blank is the inscription "Eliza B. Jeanes to her niece Bessie Brown." The Little Pilgrim was first published in 1853, with three monthly issues in the fourth quarter of that year. In January 1854, the Lippincotts confusingly began the serial again with volume 1, number 1, thus leaving an odd three-issue volume 1 from 1853, but the 1854 issues were clearly a continuation of the three earlier ones. The Little Pilgrim was an impressive eight-page quarto newspaper, and while it was written mostly by Sarah Jane Lippincott under her well-known pseudonym "Grace Greenwood," she attracted original contributions from Whittier, Longfellow, James T. Fields, Lydia Sigourney, Bayard Taylor and Lucy Larcom, among others. The three issues from 1853 were not illustrated, but beginning in January, 1854, each issue was adorned with a masthead by F.O.C. Darley and woodcuts by George Devereux and others. The Little Pilgrim avoided a religious tone, as stated by the publishers in each issue: "It is not our intention to discuss profound religious doctrine or political problems with our young readers." The Little Pilgrim ceased publication in 1868; the first three volumes for 1854-1856 are very scarce, and they are rarely accompanied by the three earlier issues present here.

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        The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, of the Rev. ... To which is added, select hymns, from other authors ...

      Boston:: Crocker & Brewster, 1853.. Sm. 12mo. 36, (51)-776 pp. Original dark green morocco, ornately stamped in gilt on upper and lower covers, gilt spine, a.e.g. Early ownership signature. With a fore-edge painting, dark, showing a shipping scene.

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        KING NUT-CRACKER OR THE DREAM OF POOR REINHOLD. A FAIRY TALE FOR CHILDREN. FREELY RENDERED FROM THE GERMAN OF DR. HEINRICH HOFFMANN [AUTHOR OF "STRUWWELPETER"] BY J. R. PLANCHE, ESQ. .

      Friedrich Volckmar; William Tegg & Co. 85 Queen-Street, Cheapside; A. & S. Joseph, Myers & Co. 144 Leadenhall-Street, Leipsig [sic]; London; London 1853 - (Early English Children's Books) KING NUT-CRACKER OR THE DREAM OF POOR REINHOLD. A FAIRY TALE FOR CHILDREN. FREELY RENDERED FROM THE GERMAN OF DR. HEINRICH HOFFMANN [AUTHOR OF "STRUWWELPETER"] BY J. R. PLANCHE, ESQ. . Leipsis [sic]: Friedrich Volckmar; London: William Tegg & Co. 85 Queen-Street; London: A. & S. Joseph, Myers & Co. 144 Leadenhall-Street, [1853]. First English edition. 4to - 7-7/8" x 10-5/16". Re-backed pictorial russet colored paper covered boards with wear to all edges and wear with losses to both the paper and the cardboard at the fore edge corners. New endpapers. 28 leaves printed on rectos only. Twenty-eight half page hand-colored wood engravings, all in lovely condition. Internally the book is bright and clean with only a few scattered spots of finger soiling. The book is encased within a custom made clamshell box. The condition of the book is GOOD. Only ten copies located in OCLC/WorldCat. Rare Note: Stamp on verso of title page "Vertrag vom 13 Mai 1846" along with the Royal Arms of Saxony [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bleak House [Original Cloth]

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1853. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine+. First Edition of one of Dickens's masterpiece, illustrated by H. K. Browne, in the original cloth. Thick 8vo: xvi, 624pp, with frontispiece, title-page vignette, and 38 full-page plates (10 of which are "dark plates," each etched in duplicate; in our copy, six are from plate A and four from plate B. (Only two dark plates had been issued previously: No. 35 of Dombey and No. 31 of David Copperfield.) Publisher's olive-green fine-diaper cloth, Smith’s secondary binding with chain design in blind within triple-ruled borders in blind on covers, identical to that of Dombey & Son; spine in five blind-paneled compartments, the second and fourth lettered in gilt; pale yellow coated end papers. Shows all three typographical errors typically associated with the first edition: p. 19, line 6: "elgble"; p. 209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p. 275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship"; as well as 34 of Smith's 37 other internal flaws, missing only three in the preliminaries. A bright, clean copy with almost no foxing or browning and only traces of offsetting on pages facing plates (dark plates are superb impressions), quite exceptional for this title. Expertly rebacked with original spine laid down; spine sunned, but gilt unadulterated. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Smith 10. Eckel, pp. 79-81 ("The value of a copy would depend largely ion whether the impressions [of the "Dark Plates"] are good or bad. The better the impression the greater the surety of an earlier plate and printing."). Podeschi 131. Grolier Dickens, pp. 128-29. Sadleir I 682. NCBEL III 800. Wolff II 1795a. Originally appeared in 20 numbers, bound in 19 monthly parts, the last forming a double number. First edition in book form published September 12, 1853. Dickens's ninth novel and one of his finest, often considered the first true detective novel, Bleak House revolves around the case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce and its almost infinitely slow progress through the Court of Chancery, finally ending in the terrible farce of the considerable estate in dispute being swallowed up in lawyers's fees. "In a recent critical assessment (Dickens Redressed: The Art of Bleak House and Hard Times), Alexander Welsh refers to Bleak House as being 'an impressive work of montage, which ought by now to have earned Dickens the reputation of composing in 1852-53 a distinctly modernist text'. This is part of a fairly recent shift in the interpretation of Dickens's work which sees it anticipating the novels of Joyce, Faulkner, Conrad and other major figures in literary modernism. . . . [W]hat Welsh has particularly in mind is the double narrative structure of Bleak House in which the telling of the story is divided between two narrators, one the eighteen year old Esther Summerson, the other an impersonal third-person voice. . . . A number of mysteries are unravelled in the novel, that of Esther's parentage for example, but others remain, above all the mystery of how the social ills recorded in Bleak House are ever to be dealt with. It seems more than appropriate, then, that this maze-like fictional world should be embodied in a form which is itself labyrinthine." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Twenty-Seven Years in Canada West; or, The Experience of an Early Settler. In Two Volumes

      London: Richard Bentley, 1853. Two volumes in one. Original green diapered, blindstamped cloth with gilt spine lettering, yellow coated endpapers, pp. [vii]-xix (i.e. vii, complete), 311; viii, 344. 1 musical score with English translation of the lyrics from the native tongue by the Indian Missionary, Peter Jones. Covers scuffed and soiled, corners bruised and soft, endpapers tanned at around the margins from the turn-ins, otherwise a very good, clean copy. "Samuel Strickland (1804-1867) came to Canada in 1825. He first spent time in Newcastle District and then later cleared some property for a farm in Otonabee Township. He later sold his farm and purchased land in Douro and there he began clearing land at the present site of Lakefield. He was active in church, military and town life. In 1847 he became a Major and in 1851 he was the Reeve of Douro for three years. He also became a Justice of the Peace. During the years of 1828-1831 he worked for John Galt in the Canada Company. In his later years Samuel established an agriculture school for young men and boys interested in pioneer farming. Around the same time that Samuel moved to Douro his sisters Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie arrived in the area. His sister Agnes edited a book "Twenty-Seven Years in Canada West" which was based on Samuel's writings." - from the Trent University Archive, Strickland Fonds . First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. Stout Octavo.

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        Sketches of the Victoria Gold Diggings and Diggers, as they are

      London: H.H. Collins & Co, 1853. Some ageing to the wrappers.. Quarto, with 24 cream-tinted lithographic plates; this copy preserving the original printed paper wrappers, decorated with vignettes of goldfields life, with book advertisements on yellow verso of front wrapper and on the back wrapper, in a neat old binding of half morocco and marbled boards. One of S.T. Gill's most desirable books: this is the rare London publication of the first 24 plates from Gill's famous series, Sketches of the Victoria Gold Diggings. This is the only London edition of Gill's Sketches and in this preferred version the illustrations are printed as lithographs on a tinted ground and in a much larger format than the Melbourne edition.Samuel Thomas Gill (1818-1880) is celebrated as a distinctly Australian artist who excelled in depicting the chaos, jubilation and despair of life on the goldfields. He travelled to the Bendigo diggings with his brother John in mid-1852, but soon found that sketching life on the fields offered more promise than the backbreaking work of prospecting itself. The vast spectacle delighted Gill, whose light-hearted yet realistic style was ideally suited to the task: 'his natural genius for identifying with the characters he portrayed was given full rein. The drawings of the diggers are extraordinarily observant but never critical' (McCulloch, Artists of the Australian Gold Rush, p. 84).Worth noting on the original wrappers preserved here is the publishers' statement on the inside of the front wrapper: "The interest evinced by the Public at the present time in connexion with the recently discovered Gold Fields of Australia, for which thousands of our countrymen have left their native shores, anxiously hoping to share the Golden Treasures so abundantly scattered over that extensive Continent, has induced the Publisher of these Sketches to lay them before the public, with the assurance that their accuracy and character will not fail to interest many of those who, from the fact of having friends and connexions engaged in the very localities and labours here depicted, will be aided by this effort to realize to their minds' eye, more vividly than otherwise could be done, the scenes, characters, and circumstances among which they are thrown."This copy has an interesting provenance having belonged to Edward Pescott, Geelong collector, probably acquired from Maggs Bros. as it has their note confirming that only this part was published; loosely inserted is Pescott's 1953 letter consigning the book to Keith M. Bowden, author of the first monograph on Gill. Provenance: Edward Pescott, Geelong collector, probably bought from Maggs Bros., London, with a note by them confirming that only this part was published; with Pescott's 1953 letter consigning the book to Keith M. Bowden, author of the first monograph on Gill; unidentified collector (?date) with romantic bookplate with initials "A.L.F."

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        [SHEET MUSIC] Shells of ocean /​ words by J.W. Lake ; music by J.W. Cherry.

      Sydney : Woolcott and Clarke, [1853 or 1854]. Folio, disbound, original illustrated wrappers lithographed by John Degotardi (old paper reinforcement to original stitching and small closed tear at fore-edge), 6 pp of engraved music notation for voice and piano; page 2 has a publisher's advertisement at the head of the music; internally very clean, a good example. A rare and desirable piece of early Sydney sheet music. The only copy in Australian collections of the Woolcott and Clarke edition, with its superb lithographed cover by Degotardi, is held in the State Library of New South Wales (contained in a publisher's presentation album dated 1854). The more common Sydney edition is that of J. R. Clarke (1853), which has a non-illustrated cover. A later edition with illustrated cover - also only held in the State Library of New South Wales - was published by J. Moore (1856-57).

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        [NEW ZEALAND] Whaling letter written from Auckland to New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1853

      Entire letter, single sheet folding to form [4] sides, quarto, closely written manuscript in ink on 3 sides, headed 'Auckland, New Zealand, 8th February 1853', addressed to 'Alexander Gibbs Esqr., New Bedford'; signed at the foot 'Your faithful obedt. servants, Bain & Burtt'; outer side with address panel, endorsed 'via New York', with 'LONDON / SP 9 1853 PAID' in red, 'NEW YORK / SEP 23 PAID 24' in red and charged '5 CENTS' in red; remnants of red wax seal; the letter is complete and in exceptionally fine condition. Bain & Burtt were Auckland shipping agents and merchants. The co-owner of the firm, James Burtt, was also American Vice-Consul in Auckland. In this previously unpublished item of business correspondence with the American owner of the whaling ship Jasper, we receive a very detailed insider's view of the conduct and economics of the Pacific whaling trade in the early 1850s, as well as a contemporary account of the shipping crisis at Auckland, caused by the gold rushes in the Australian colonies, which was affecting New Zealand's trade in 1852-53. The letter also provides a glowing account of the port of Auckland and describes its advantages over alternative ports on the coast, before closing with a determined attempt to establish and develop ties - through Alexander Gibbs - with export merchants in New Bedford, who might benefit from Bain & Burtt's experience and expertise in the lucrative Auckland import market. The letter advises Alexander Gibbs of the arrival of his barque Jasper at Auckland harbour on 28 December 1852, "from the Whaling Grounds with 750 to 800 barrels of sperm oil on board. On his arrival here Capn. Rolch placed the agency of the vessel in our hands to procure an outfit for 12 or 14 months in equipping her with which we have used our best endeavours to procure the most suitable articles at the most reasonable prices and we trust that from our experience in furnishing such articles and our knowledge of the articles themselves, that our services will meet your approval. For amount of disbursements here Capn. Rolch has drawn upon you in our favour for the Sum of £820:16:0 which Bill we have taken at the Current Rate of Exchange for American Whaler's Bills namely 1% disct. Capn. Rolch has also granted us Bill of Lading on 140 Barrels Oil as Collateral Security for Bill of Exchange which we have transmitted thro' our London Agents Messrs. John Gladstone & Co. & beg  the favour of your attention to the same on presentation. We regret the low rate of disct. ... for Bills on America but since the gold discoveries of New South Wales, Bank Bills on London always those preferred here have been ranging from 6 1/2 to 9% disct. Owing to there not being any Vessels on the berth for London at present Sperm Oil has receded to £62 - £63 at which rate we decided it better for Capn. Rolch to draw at 12 1/2 % disct. than sell. Had Freight been procurable for London £65 per ton could have been obtained, but the only vessel loading when the "Jasper" arrived had all her cargo engaged & none other is offering as yet. In arranging with reference to payment of recruits, in purchasing the recruits themselves, & in giving his close attention to everything connected with his outfit we have great pleasure in reporting most favourably to you of Capn. Rolch's application which has been of very material assistance to us in keeping expenses under & our obtaining always the most suitable articles, two objects we constantly keep in train & make our study to carry out, but which with many Captains we find it a very difficult task to perform, hence our appreciation of any who go hand in hand with us to do so. Owing to the numerous advantages offered by this Port, it is now becoming a great resort for Whalers to recruit. Fresh supplies, being equally cheap & in many instances cheaper than on the coast. Provisions of every kind always are lower, & more readily procurable, than at any of the out ports, & stores & shipwrights work &c. can be executed on terms equally reasonable if not more reasonable than any other port in the Pacific. For articles of trade & for Oil a better price can always be obtained than at the Bay of Islands or at Monganui or any of the other coast ports. The chief difficulty the Port has hitherto laboured under has been the want of proper Charts for the Houraki Gulf, to obviate which we have had explicit sailing directions drawn up which which will suffice for a vessel making for the port under any circumstances & will we trust be found useful to many in want of a good recruiting port. Owing to the supposed discovery of Gold in the immediate neighbourhood of Auckland & the absence of proper Legislative authority for preventing & punishing deserters from whale ships - there has been considerable difficulty in retaining men in several of the vessels which have called here, but when the ship gets ready for sea again, men are then plentiful enough. Several of the "Jasper's" hands deserted - 2 or 3 of them were brought back by the police & Capn. Rolch stopped 3 or 4 the day previous to his sailing - they went on board at their time agreed & the "Jasper" left with her full complement again ... The Gold Field so-called having proved very unproductive & the Government having assured us that proper steps are immediately to be taken to punish deserters & protect the interests of the master & owners, once this law takes effect there will be very little desertion here, & owing to increasing number of Vessels arriving at the same season, men will be more plentiful than ever. We are desirous of all these matters being made known fully in New Bedford as we feel assured that the port is one which will always be its own recommendation. We are also anxious to open up a correspondence with any mercantile houses in your port to whom our services could be useful here; as not only could we procure profitable employment for shipping either in the Colonial or English trade - but we could also procure oil freights for several vessels for your own & other whaling ports in the States - were suitable vessels here in January every year. Several cargoes could have been shipped home this season to the United States, had freight been procurable, and as this is a matter which is equally important to the Whalemen as to the Merchantmen, we trust it will not be overlooked next year. This is an opening & a lucrative market for assorted Cargoes of American goods - particularly for such articles as Dungaree, Grey Drilling, Canvas, Pitch, Resin, Tubs, Pails, Brooms &c, any arrival of which coming in now would be to a bare remunerated market ... All business transactions are carried on under the same regulations as those which regulate the merchants of Sydney, Hobart Town & the Australian Colonies generally. Our Mr. Burtt is American Vice-Consul for the Port and as merchants & ship agents largely interested in the English & Colonial trade, we beg to offer you our best services here whenever occasion may require...."

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        Alfeld 1839 - 1906 München). Weidevieh bei der Rast. Öl auf Leinwand. 1853. Unten links signiert und datiert. 49 x 62,5 cm. Im Goldrahmen mit Rotpoliment mit Messingschildchen.

      1853 - Thieme-B. XXIII, S. 248.- Lindner war seinerzeit Kupferstecher und lernte unter Karl Mayer und J.L. Appold in Nürnberg, in den Jahren 1862 bis 1864 hielt er sich in der Schweiz auf.- An einem Bachlauf rasten einige Schafe und Kühe sowie ein Pferd, rechts der Hirte, dem Betrachter den Rücken zugewandt und einen Krug in der Hand haltend. Am rechten Horizont ziehen dunkle Wolken auf.- Verso alter Aufkleber handschriftlich mit Künstlername und dessen (falschen) Lebensdaten bezeichnet.- Aus der Sammlung Häusler, Kiel.- Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Narodnyia belorusskiia pesni. Sobrany E. P. [Belarusian folk songs, collected by E. P.]

      V tipografii Eduarda Veimara, St. Petersburg 1853 - Octavo (19.7 × 12.8 cm). Contemporary quarter-calf, original yellow printed wrappers preserved (front and back); [4], III, [2], 6-86 pp. Private stamp "Ex libris Bronislai Epimachi-Schipillo" and Schipillo's signature and purchase note to title and front free end paper. Binding worn; hinges starting; upper spine extremity frayed; internally lightly soiled, but overall about very good. One of the earliest published collections of Belarusian folk songs, anonymously compiled and issued by Elizaveta I. Pavlovskaia, who was then only 23 years old. She is now widely considered to be the first female Belarusian writer and collector of folklore. The texts were collected in the Bychau (Bykhov) region of Mogilev Oblast, and are here rendered into Russian. Her slim collection is divided into seasonal chants and songs, lyrical tunes and "dumki", as well as a series of wedding songs, along with very detailed descriptions of traditional Belarusian wedding riduals in the region. Pavlovskaia intended them to be used as "material" for a future scientific approach by philologists, and indeed the book was reviewed in the journals "Sovremennik" and "Otechestvennye zapiski" (as early as 1853). This copy from the collection of Bronislav Epimakh-Shipilo (1859-1934), the noted Belarusian literary scholar, folklorist, publisher and political activist, who lived and worked in St. Petersburg and was falsely accused of being member of a counter-revolutionary Belarusian organization in 1930. Rare, with KVK, OCLC showing only the copy at the Library of Congress (the Yudin copy). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Op. 124 nos. 6-20]. Albumblätter 20 Clavierstücke Frau Alma von Wasielewski zugeeignet... Op. 124 [Vols. 2, 3, and 4]... Pr. Th. 2.10 Sgr

      Elberfeld bei F.W. Arnold. London bei Graue & Co: [PN A. 356-358], 1853. First Edition of Vols. 2-4; Vol. 1, containing pieces 1-5, lacking. Hofmann p. 273. McCorkle pp. 529-30. Hoboken 15, 219 (complete set but without wrappers). The present work is a compilation of pieces dating mostly from the years 1832 to 1845, some of them originally intended for other cycles. See McCorkle, p. 526.. Folio. Unbound. Original publisher's printed wrappers. Uniform title within decorative border printed in dark blue; uniform table of contents printed within black decorative border. Vol. 2: 1f. (title), 1f. (table of contents), 4-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Vol. 3: 1f. (title), 4-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Vol. 4: 1f. (title), 1f. (table of contents), 4-17, [i] (blank) pp. Second printed pagination to lower outer corners of all pages, continuous for the complete set (14-47; unnumbered pages not included). Title lithographed, upper wrappers, table of contents, and music engraved. Wrappers carry a price of "22 1/2 Sgr." to each volume, price to title is "Th. 2. 10 Sgr." Titling to upper wrapper includes contents of all four volumes; the respective volume is identified by underlining in red pencil. Each volume includes five pieces with numbering continuous from 6 to 20. Title, table of contents, and upper wrapper all with inclusive plate numbers "355-358." All sections of the volume with dates of composition printed below caption titles; plate numbers of respective volumes printed to foot of all pages of music. Early owner's oval handstamp to lower right corner of table of contents of Vol. 2: "Pickler Bódog;" additional owner's handstamp to upper right corner of title of Vols. 3 and 4: "Helene v. Neuman." Wrappers (Vols. 2 and 3 dark pink, Vol. 4 green) slightly worn, soiled, stained and frayed, those to Vol. 2 partially detached. Minor foxing; some bleeding and offsetting; printed from plates with cracking.

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        Erinnerung an den Rigi. (Titelbl.: Der Rigi. Handbüchlein für Reisende.). Nach eigener Anschauung und den besten Hülfsquellen bearbeitet..

      Luzern, Kaiser´sche Buchhandlung, 1853 Kl.-8°, 103 S., 6 lithogr. Taf. (partiell handkoloriet), 1 Falt-Karte der Umgebung, Panorama von Kulm und Scheideck. Auf Rückendeckel Stadtplan von Luzern, Gebrauchspurig, durchgehend etwas stockfleckig. Faltkarte mit Falzrissen., Zweite vermehrte Auflage. Lithogrpahie von R. Wallis in Luzern.- Selten! Versand D: 20,00 EUR Helvetica - Luzern

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